Marketing and Development Opportunities 

Partnership Executive

Bring your development skills to one of New Zealand’s most iconic performing arts organisations.

  • Play a critical part in the future success of the Orchestra
  • Step into a role that offers a real sense of reward
  • Part of a high performing team

If you’re after a role that offers variety, challenge and a real sense of reward, you’ve come to the right place.

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is highly respected not only in New Zealand but around the world. Throughout our 69 year history we have charmed audiences with memorable and exhilarating concerts and recordings.  We continue to grow and develop artistically, taking inspiring and varied programmes of music to communities throughout New Zealand.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Partnership Executive to join our small, but high performing Development team.

Reporting to the Development Manager, you’ll lead the maintenance and cultivation of sponsors and donors as well as playing a key role in building the NZSO brand.

Your experience in corporate sponsorship and partner development will put you in good stead for this role, and your relationship management skills and your ability to work with board members, senior managers and key stakeholders is second to none. You will also have knowledge of event and project management, and be able to think creatively. There will be some irregular hours and a small about of travel involved. And, needless to say, your interest in music and knowledge of the arts will go far here.

If you’re ready to step up and make your mark on one of New Zealand’s most influential creative institutions, we’d love to hear from you.


For further information please review the job description.  To apply please complete the application form and send that together with a cover letter and your c.v. to vacancies@nzso.co.nz
Applications close on Monday, 7 September 2015.


Application Form
Job Description 


Associate Principal Clarinet

Open to international applicants

For further information please review the attached information document. To apply please complete the application form and send that together with a copy of your c.v. to Michelle Lewis, michellel@nzso.co.nz  

Applications close: Monday, 21 September, 2015
Recorded auditions due by: Monday 28 September, 2015
Live audition dates: Friday 2 October, 2015 (Wellington, New Zealand)


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Audition Requirements
Application Form

Casual Auditions
Musicians seeking casual work with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra are invited to apply by forwarding a copy of current c.v. and contact details to:

Michelle Lewis, Orchestra and Tours Coordinator
Email: michellel@nzso.co.nz

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

There are no set dates for casual auditions. Auditions are scheduled at mutually suitable times throughout the year. 

About the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Music Director: Pietari Inkinen

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is New Zealand’s national orchestra. One of the world’s oldest national symphony orchestras, it has charmed audiences with memorable concerts and recordings for 68 years.

Today, the NZSO is recognised as an outstanding orchestra of international stature. It continues to grow and develop artistically, taking a challenging and varied programme of music to communities throughout New Zealand.

More about the NZSO

Why move to Wellington?

Wellington is not only the country’s capital but also the arts hub of New Zealand. In addition to being the home of NZSO, it is also the residence of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Chamber Music New Zealand, and the NZ Festival.

Wellington is one of ‘2015’s hottest cities’, according to BBC Travel:

Not only does Wellington have a bustling café and craft beer scene, but in 2015 the city of 200,000 people is celebrating its 150th year as New Zealand’s capital.

New Zealand has also been named the world’s best country, according to the 2014 Telegraph Travel Awards. It is the third year running that New Zealand has won best-country honours.

To find out more about Wellington, visit wellingtonnz.com/discover

What our players say about living in NZ

Peter Dykes, Associate Principal Oboe (originally from UK): “New Zealand is a country where there are endless opportunities to enjoy whatever one may be interested in, alongside playing in an international standard orchestra. As well as the general high standard of living in New Zealand, one can enjoy being a part of the vibrant Wellington community, where there are numerous leisure and lifestyle activities to suit every possible palate.”

Carolyn Mills, Section Principal Harp (originally from USA): “New Zealand is a fantastic place to live and work, and I feel extremely fortunate to have found myself here. I love playing with the NZSO and am always inspired by my colleagues, and by the warmth of the people here. It’s a very easy place to feel at home.”

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